Bennett Place offers insight into the surrender of Confederates forces by Gen. Johnston to Gen. Sherman on April 26, 1865. It also shows how the rural farm family lived at the site. Very well- maintained site and very knowledgeable and friendly tour guides and visitor center volunteers. Highly recommended!
Jonathan Wyatt (Jon)
Jul 12, 2022
The guides were very knowledgeable and super friendly, they made it a real treat visiting there today with my boys.
Apr 16, 2022
Liked the place, small, quiet with a little museum. You can walk outside at your convenience; liked the experience
Ken Ray (mrkenray)
Apr 9, 2022
A nice little museum with lots to offer in such a small space. Free, suggested donation five dollars. Factual account of the surrender of 90 thousand confederate troops, ending the Civil War. Monument and period buildings. Picnic tables and nature trails. Truly a hidden gem of Durham.
Mar 19, 2022
Always enjoy Bennett Place. We especially enjoy the special events with hands-on activities. Be sure to dress for the weather and be aware it can be very muddy.
Mar 8, 2022
The Bennett Place Historic Site is a must visit for locals and tourists alike. The historical significance of the location is not something that is really taught in schools, at least in New York, so it was a very informative visit for me. It was amazing to see so many historical artifacts inside the exhibit and they were different from what was at the History Museum in Raleigh, so I recommend a visit to both places for those interested in history. It has a nice little gift shop with unique items that are all well priced. The outside lawns are well kept and it’s a beautiful place to go for a walk, to bring your dog or even have a picnic.
For me, the best thing about it was the worker who was there on the day I went. We spoke for hours about the history of the site as well as the history of North Carolina and the south. It was just a very informative and engaging talk with someone who had a lot of knowledge and was also interested in talking about the history of where I’m from. I could not recommend visiting this place enough and also want to encourage people to engage with the staff and volunteers; you’ll get a lot more out of the experience if you do.
Mar 4, 2022
I had biked past this important site many times, but recently joined a friend visiting from out of town who wanted to see it, and got in on the tour, and saw the museum. The tour guide was excellent, and had a lot of detailed knowledge about the events that took place there, and the surrounding context. The museum, house, and outbuildings all had interesting artifacts and items from the period. There is a museum shop with books and souvenirs available. It was well worth the visit, and I am sure I will go back again soon, and spend more time there.
Feb 21, 2022
Nice, open area that out dogs love to walk around. Interesting history. Beautiful trails. Public picnic area. Closed Sundays and holidays.
Jan 28, 2022
We had a wonderful visit to this marvelous place. The two gentleman that were volunteering on Tuesday (1/25/22) were very friendly and so well informed. I believe their names were Bennie and Fred. Visiting here was one of the highlights of our trip from Dayton Ohio to Durham.
Dec 19, 2021
Very knowledgeable staff. Donation only visit so everyone can afford the history. Reinactment was so educational.
Dec 17, 2021
Beautiful grounds and historical site. Peaceful place to learn about local history and enjoy a break outdoors. A neat look back in time!